Houseboat on the Tonle Sap Cambodia with Little Girl

Tonle Sap Houseboat

Those that live on the river Sap (often called the Tonle Sap river, but that is actually redundant, because tonle means “river” in Khmer), are some of the poorest in the nation.  Many are Cham or Vietnamese, and they scrape by living off the river.  Many orphans exist in this community because of the dangers of fishing on the lake – storms often claim lives.  Most are unreached.